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JOCELYN BROWN
Born on November 25, 1950, North Carolina, U.S.A. She has been a very versatile vocalist to this day, singing on many R&B, Disco, Pop, and House productions.
She is sometimes credited as Jocelyn Shaw.
Her aunt Barbara Roy inspired Jocelyn Brown to spread her musical wings. She began her career in the 1970's as a studio singer for many groups and artists like Musique, Inner Life, Bad Girls, Salsoul Orchestra, The, Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes, Van McCoy, Dazzle, Revanche, Cerrone, Chic and Change.
In 1984, she started her solo career with a couple of singles including including "Somebody Else's Guy," which reached #2 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart (#75 on the Hot 100). In 1985-87 she worked with Culture Club and toured with them.
In 1990, some of her records started to be sampled by House and Rap producers. Among them: Snap! (who sampled her vocals from "Love's Gonna Get You").
Since then, her contribution to the world of dance music has been largely recognized. She worked with countless artists of the genre, such as Todd Terry, Martha Wash, Kym Mazelle, Jamestown, Cassius, Right Said Fred, DJ BoBo and many, many others.
 
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Jocelyn Brown 2014 SoulMusic.com Interview
In person interview in Slough, England, September 9. 2014 Jocelyn Brown' rise to international fame began in 1984 with the now-classic and still-as-good-as-ever "Somebody Else's Guy" although she had been a stalwart on the New York session scene for years before. The reception Jocelyn and her music got in the UK prompted her to move to England 25 years ago and she hasn't looked back, working with the likes of Incognito and many others as well as establishing herself as a fixture on the UK a...
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Jocelyn Brown: Christmas EP
An artist who has been a mainstay in the world of R&B and dance music for three decades, Joycelyn Brown has just recorded a Christmas EP, a perfect s...
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Jocelyn Brown: The Jazz Cafe, London, June 7, 2009
If you didn’t know better, you might think that Jocelyn Brown was a one-hit ‘wonder’ by virtue of her massive ‘80s hit “Somebody Else’s Guy” but that ...
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